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COVID-19 Testing Sites

posted Sep 24, 2020, 10:03 AM by John Pearson

Madison County Families,

We need your help! The Madison County Health Department arranges testing sites throughout our
county most days of the week. The additional testing sites allow easy access for residents to determine
if varied symptoms are COVID-19 related and isolate individuals to help mitigate the spread of the virus.

The location of the “pop-up” testing sites can be found daily on the Madison County Health Department
website In addition, the Jackie Joyner
Kersee Center provides testing 7 days a week. Appointments are not necessary and there is no cost
associated with testing.

In order to continue meeting students’ academic and social emotional needs, we urge our families and
residents to get tested if you are experiencing symptoms related to COVID-19. This will ensure
individuals who test positive for COVID-19 are isolated and reduce the spread of the virus in our

Educating students, while navigating a pandemic, has been challenging and identifying
positive COVID-19 cases helps ensure our school districts do not contribute to the spread of the virus.
We realize this is not an easy time for families, educators, and students. However, we must work
together to ensure our students are able to continue attending school in various forms and/or return to
In-person learning in the days ahead.

We appreciate your assistance in our efforts to educate children and combat the spread of COVID-19.


Dr. Pearson, Supt.

Election Judge Opportunities for Juniors and Seniors

posted Sep 22, 2020, 12:58 PM by John Pearson   [ updated Sep 22, 2020, 2:22 PM ]

Attention Junior and Senior Students: 

Did you know that you can serve as an Election Judge in the November 3rd General Election? If qualified and selected, you will receive paid training and pay for your serving on Election Day, too! By the way, Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 3rd and is a school holiday this year!

For more information on being an Election Judge, click on this link. An application form is attached, below.

Class of 2021 - Planning Advice from the Guidance Dept - NEW!

posted Sep 18, 2020, 7:52 AM by John Pearson

Our Guidance Department put together this great slide show that helps our Class of 2021 plan for their future after high school. Check it out!

Parent-Student and Staff Notice

posted Sep 17, 2020, 6:10 AM by John Pearson

Please see attached letter ....

Last Call to Complete the 2020 Census - It's Easy!

posted Sep 15, 2020, 2:14 PM by John Pearson

Dear EAWR Parents and Families,

You may have heard the 2020 Census deadline is approaching and how important it is for everyone to be counted. The census represents an opportunity for everyone in our community to proudly and loudly say, “I’m here. I count. I matter.”

The census impacts our day-to-day lives in tremendous ways. It determines how much federal funding we have to fix our roads, feed our community, and teach our children. Missing just one child means we miss out on funds for their education for the next ten years. The census also determines how many representatives Illinois has in Congress and the Electoral College.

So much is at stake, which is why we need you to take the 2020 Census before the September 30, 2020 deadline.

There are three ways to take the census:

·       Online: Visit and fill out the Census now on your computer, tablet, or smart phone.

·       Phone: Call 844-330-2020 to fill out the Census over the phone. The US Census Bureau offers assistance in 59 non-English languages, including American Sign Language.

·       Mail: Fill out the Census form you received in the mail and return it, free of charge, to the US Census Bureau.


Taking the census is safe and secure. The 2020 Census does not ask about anyone’s citizenship status, and federal law prohibits the sharing of census responses with anyone, including law enforcement or immigration agencies. Learn more about census confidentiality at

You can get answers to any other questions about the Census by texting "Question" or "Pregunta" to 987987 or by visiting

Taking the Census takes less than 5 minutes. If you haven’t already, please complete the 2020 Census today.


Dr. John Pearson, Superintendent

EAWR High School District #14

New Hybrid Schedule and October Calendar Changes - Sept. 8, 2020!

posted Sep 8, 2020, 5:46 PM by John Pearson

Effective next Monday, Sept. 14th, ALL students will be in remote learning on Mondays! See Fridge Memo for 9/8/20 and the Revised 20-21 school calendar for more information!!

Announcement of POSSIBLE Transition to All Remote Learning

posted Aug 19, 2020, 2:52 PM by John Pearson

Parents and Students: Please read the announcement (in the attached letter) of a POSSIBLE switch to all Remote Learning at EAWR. This is based on the worsening COVID-19 statistics ("metrics") that the Madison County Health Dept announces.

Hybrid Schedule Announced

posted Aug 11, 2020, 7:45 PM by John Pearson

EAWR will start the 2020-21 school year with a "Hybrid Schedule." Students will attend every other school day, with remote learning opportunities on the other school days. This schedule allows EAWR to cut class sizes in half (or close to it), thereby increasing social distancing in classrooms as well as hallways and other common areas.

The bell schedule remains the same. Please see the attached memo for the schedule.

Any parent that has opted for 100% remote learning for their student may opt back in to in school attendance under the every other day approach. Just email cguthrie@eawr,org or to request that change. We ask that any parent requesting a change to the hybrid schedule do so by the first day of school, August 19th.

Freshmen Orientation Bus Schedule

posted Jul 27, 2020, 7:50 AM by John Pearson

Freshman Orientation Day


Tuesday, August 18, 2020



ROUTE                                  PICK UP                                                 TIME


#1 HARTFORD                   

                                                Canal Run                                               7:25 a.m.

                                                Acorn & Delmar

                                                Delmar & 7th

                                                Delmar & 4th

                                                Delmar & 2nd                                         7:35 a.m.

                                                Delmar & Hawthorne Pavilion

                                                Delmar & Elm

                                                S. Main & Short                                      7:50 a.m.

                                                Arrive at School                                     7:55 a.m.




                                                6th & Ferguson                                       7:20 a.m.

                                                7th & Madison South Side                    7:25 a.m.

                                                7th & Lewis

                                                7th & Hawthorne

                                                9th & Esther

                                                9th & Madison South Side

                                                9th & Edwardsville Road                     7:30 a.m.

                                                W. Haller & S. Circle                             7:35 a.m.


                                                600 Berkshire Bus -- Pavilion North   7:40 a.m.

                                                Broadway & Main

                                                Illinois Bank -- Main & George

                                                Virginia & Illinois Avenue

                                                Niagara & Cherry

                                                Middle of Charlene #121

                                                McCasland & Bond

                                                Arrive at School                                     7:55 a.m. 



NOTE:  All buses leave the school at 11:35 a.m. from the bus circle. (Same route as above in reverse order.)

On-Line Registration Tips for Parents

posted Jul 22, 2020, 11:44 AM by John Pearson

Dear Parents, 

With Skyward Family Access, a parent can check on their son/daughter's attendance, grades, missing assignments, and other information. You can also register your son/daughter for school through that Family Access portal. Here are some tips from our Ed. Tech Director, Mr. Mattix-Wand that may help you with any issues on logging into your Sklyward Family Access.

1) The Family Access website is

2) If you do not already have a password you can request one by going to the school website and clicking the Parents tab.

3) If you have forgotten your password, you can reset it yourself on the login page.  Just click "Forgot Password" and enter the email address that is in Skyward.  Please know that is a couple of emails before the password is actually reset.

4) As you are working on registration, you MUST click the Complete Registration button when you finish.  Otherwise the registration is not complete.

- Superintendent Pearson

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